Politics

City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee Invites Public Feedback

The city charter outlines the basic organization, functions, powers and procedures of the city government.

08/26/2021 By Staff

Building Up

St. Armands Circle's Hotel-Grocery Project May Have Competition

City of Sarasota commissioners voted this week to consider other offers to purchase the Fillmore parking lot.

08/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Essential Intelligence

The Long, Complicated Story Behind Sarasota's New Lift Station

Ever wondered what that new brick building on Mound Street is? Here's what you need to know.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Hotel, Grocery Store Being Considered for St. Armands Circle

Developers are pursuing a mixed-use project for the site of the city-owned Fillmore parking lot. The public can weigh in at an Aug. 5 workshop.

08/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

On Par

The Bobby Jones Nature Trails Have Reopened

The paths are again open to the public now that demolition to make way for future renovations has been completed.

07/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Apps

New City of Sarasota App Simplifies Service Requests

Ten categories are available to submit a request service: code compliance, noise complaint, public landscaping/trees, park issues, parking, safety hazards, sewer issues, streets/signs/streetlights, trash/recycling and water issues.

07/15/2021 By Staff

Finance

City Commission Sets Reduced Preliminary Millage Rate

The city unanimously voted to approve a rollback of 3.1372 mills for the city's preliminary operating millage.

07/14/2021 By Staff

Rankings

Sarasota Named One of 10 Best Places to Live in U.S.

The city also ranked No. 2 on the "Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S." list and No. 5 on the list of "Safest Places to Live in the U.S."

07/13/2021 By Staff

Buyer Beware

Here's How to Avoid Common Sarasota Zoning Pitfalls

Amid the increase in home renovations and a fast-moving housing market, City of Sarasota zoning regulations can trip up plans.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Government

Sarasota Launches New Online System to Make it Easier to Comment on City Issues

The new program, eComment, allows people to indicate whether they support or oppose items on the commission's agenda and leave comments.

06/24/2021 By Staff

Insurance

City of Sarasota Earns Flood Insurance Discount for Property Owners

City property owners will see a 25 percent discount—bringing the average savings to $258 a year—on any new flood insurance policy or policy renewal on or after Oct. 1, 2022.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Holidays

City of Sarasota Administrative Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected.

05/28/2021 By Staff

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing

Increased demand for long-term rentals, coupled with shrinking inventory, is driving rent increases in the city of Sarasota.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

What Makes a 'Clean' Makeup Product?

Is there such a thing as a "clean" or "all-natural" makeup product? Here are the ingredients to look out for.

05/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Race Talk

Two Professors to Speak About Racial Reconciliation

Richard Harris, a former Klansman, and Kenneth Stephens, whose brother was murdered by two white men, will speak about race, accountability and forgiveness at The Church of the Redeemer tomorrow evening.

05/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Card Bards

Sarasota Women Launch 'Socially Twisted,' a Hilarious New Card Game

Twisted tales win the round in this card game, which can be played in person or online.

05/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Tiny treasures

A Magical, Miniature Wonderland Circles This Sarasota Home

This intricate yard art puts gnomes to shame.

04/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Tree Tops

Nurture a Tree as Part of City Planting Program

Help beautify the community and provide clean air by taking care of a mature tree planted around Sarasota.

04/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Business

City of Sarasota Offers 'How-To' Sessions for Vendors

The city's offerings will allow vendors to learn detailed information about how to do business with the City of Sarasota.

03/08/2021 By Staff